Our 4s program uses an assessment tool to pinpoint each student’s strengths and needs. The 4s program is more academic than what our children experienced in their 2s and 3s classrooms. We focus on letter recognition and sounds, numbers and mathematical and science concepts as well as the use of technology.
Each child has the opportunity for personalized learning on classroom Chromebooks, using these tools to complete supervised educational activities to enrich or remediate as needed.
We recognize that not all children learn at the same pace, which is why our assessment tools and small classroom size are important. The teacher helps children individually, providing what each needs based on their readiness.
To ensure that each student is ready when it’s time to enter our kindergarten, the teachers use a proven curriculum in combination with an online and in-person assessment platform administered twice each year.
This tool, used by many teachers and reading specialists from Pre-K through second grade, gives our teachers the information they need to work effectively with each child one-on-one.
They continue their year-long focus on the key areas including: reading and literacy, math, science and social-emotional skills.
The classes emphasize early reading and writing, phonics, print, and writing concepts, helping our 4s develop foundational literacy skills. They will learn to recognize the sounds they hear. They will refine good reading habits by looking at a book front to back and left to right. Through reading aloud and discussing the literature, children’s comprehension skills are enhanced.
Children learn to be a part of a classroom community and have time to share their experiences through morning circle time. Particular unit examples include people and places in my neighborhood, families, under construction, and people on the move.
Preschool students develop their gross motor skills through outdoor recess activities as well as indoor yoga and dancing. The students have daily outdoor time, weather permitting. Fine motor skills are also developed through transfer activities in art projects and classroom games.
|Bathroom Break/Washing Hands
|Writing Time/Handwriting Practice
|Circle Time/Movement Break
|Bathroom Break/Washing Hands
Summer Kindergarten-Readiness Initiative
PreK is the last year of preschool and thus there is purposeful focus to ensure each child is ready for the next level of academic advancement.
PreK-4 students are evaluated throughout the program to measure their preparedness for a successful transition to kindergarten.
They continue their year-long focus on the key areas including: reading and literacy, math, science and social-behavioral classroom skills.
Each week includes daily lessons on a specific theme, at-home activities, science experiments and kinesthetic activities. We also play games that help sharpen cognitive skills, such as letter identification, patterns and memory.
- Writes name, uppercase letters
- Counts to 20, knows shapes
- Draws self, knows colors
- Demonstrates pre-reading skills
- Knows positional words
“The teacher shares her love of art with her children. I know this is a skill that my child will use for the rest of her life.”